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January 05, 2019, 12:09:04 AM
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Hope that got your attention, Theymos. 

I respect that you made me a merit source even though I did not ask to be one.  I'm trying to give merits to the lower ranks (Newbie-Sr. Member), but I'm always falling short of sMerits.  Always.  And I've earned quite a few sMerits from my own posts, and those are all gone now too. 

I would absolutely love to give something like 5 merits to a great post, but as it stands I feel like I have to use my sMerits in an ungenerous, miserly, ass-squeaking, and niggardly way.  Can you please, please, please up the amount of sMerits I get?  If you take a look at my meriting history, you can see what I'm talking about.  I give them out in dribs and drabs and I'd like to be able to give them out more liberally. 

Got no idea how merit-givingly active I am in comparison to other merit sources, nor do I hear any other merit source complaining about their monthly source allotments, so I don't care if you increase any other merit source's monthly sMerit number.  I just want more so I can give out more.  I would respectfully ask you to consider my request, and I thank you in advance for doing so.

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January 05, 2019, 12:20:08 AM
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You can report the good posts here as long as you run out of sMerit. I also think that those merit sources who are running out of sMerits, should get more sMerits per month. It will increase the equality in the merit system.
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January 05, 2019, 12:28:12 AM
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LOL, did you accidentally click "new thread" instead of "send PM"? Smiley

FWIW, I fully support this petition. I wouldn't mind if any merit source who exhausts their allocation and spreads their merits reasonably wide would get a bump. The number of merits sent per month has declined to 15k, while merit sources alone should be sending out 22k. So clearly some are slacking and the ones that aren't should be encouraged1.


1 up to a reasonable limit. You don't want your merit sources overworked and sleep-deprived.

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January 05, 2019, 12:35:18 AM
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LOL, did you accidentally click "new thread" instead of "send PM"? Smiley

FWIW, I fully support this petition. I wouldn't mind if any merit source who exhausts their allocation and spreads their merits reasonably wide would get a bump. The number of merits sent per month has declined to 15k, while merit sources alone should be sending out 22k. So clearly some are slacking and the one's that aren't should be encouraged.
You know I thought about sending him a PM, but I didn't think that would be effective for some reason since I'm pretty sure he gets tons of them, and I know he reads threads in Meta. 

Plus I wouldn't mind reading some comments from other merit sources about how their monthly allocation is going.  I think Jet Cash said in a thread a few days ago that he had something like 100 sMerits or more, and I've never had anywhere near that amount.  As I said, I don't know who's slacking or what other sources are doing with their sMerits, but I'm chronically short.  I very much want to participate in LoyceV's new thread and sure I'll be able to do so in the future, but I just need more source sMerits.

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January 05, 2019, 01:57:56 AM
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Here is one sMerit. Spend it wisely. Theymos can consider giving you more.

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January 05, 2019, 02:14:35 AM
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Here is one sMerit. Spend it wisely.

I'll go dutch with you on that.

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January 05, 2019, 02:24:17 AM
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For now if you can't reward them let other people know! I'd be more than willing to spend some sMerits to those that deserve them. I only dedicated certain hours to sending sMerit, and will miss quite a few deserving posts!

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January 05, 2019, 03:08:33 AM
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For now if you can't reward them let other people know! I'd be more than willing to spend some sMerits to those that deserve them. I only dedicated certain hours to sending sMerit, and will miss quite a few deserving posts!
I've been doing that in some threads where I can't merit them, like here and here.  One of the posts is by o_e_l_e_o, who is definitely not under-merited, but the other post was from a member I'm not familiar with and thought that his post made sense and looked like he at least put some effort into it.

I'll go dutch with you on that.
Here is one sMerit. Spend it wisely. Theymos can consider giving you more.
OK, I appreciate that (especially from QS, who has never heard a good word spoken about him from me) but I'm not asking for personal merits in this thread--I just want more sMerits from Theymos.

I'm going to see if I can merit those posts I linked with what I just got.

Edit:  I only had 1 sMerit, so I gave it to the lower-ranked member (Coyster) and o_e_l_e_o got a merit for his post from TryNinja.

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January 05, 2019, 03:44:32 AM
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TP, did you get an increase?

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January 05, 2019, 03:54:46 AM
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TP, did you get an increase?
Holy shit, yes I did!  Thank you, Theymos, I appreciate it.  I got your PM and suchmoon's, and I'm assuming there's been some more sMerits put into circulation, and that's great.

Now I'm going to keep an eye on LoyceV's thread and see if there are any newbies with good posts, but I'm going to do some hunting on my own tomorrow.  Good deal, made my day!

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January 05, 2019, 04:09:52 AM
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Wow, I got an increase too. Also there are now 123 merit sources. I wonder who got the honors.
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January 05, 2019, 04:12:33 AM
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Wow, I got an increase too. Also there are now 123 merit sources. I wonder who got the honors.

Fun fact: the total allocation went down from ~22k to 20735.

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January 05, 2019, 04:32:21 AM
Last edit: January 05, 2019, 04:46:49 AM by The Pharmacist
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Wow, I got an increase too. Also there are now 123 merit sources. I wonder who got the honors.
Congrats, let's spread 'em out.

Fun fact: the total allocation went down from ~22k to 20735.
So do you think he increased allocation to more active merit sources perhaps and decreased allocation to the less active ones?  Theymos will probably stay silent like the invisible hand of Adam Smith that moves the merit economy, so I'm guessing that's what he did.  I too am curious about who the new merit sources are.  I suppose if they don't reveal themselves, they'll eventually get outed in that thread that does it mathematically.  I forget where that thread is, so I can't link to it at the moment.

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Lol, thank you.  I'm a bit slow at remembering where I see things on this forum and forgot the title of that thread.

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January 05, 2019, 04:40:52 AM
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So do you think he increased allocation to more active merit sources perhaps and decreased allocation to the less active ones?

Likely yes. And/or removed some sources and added more than 3 new ones.

Theymos will probably stay silent like the invisible hand of Adam Smith that moves the merit economy, so I'm guessing that's what he did.  I too am curious about who the new merit sources are.  I suppose if they don't reveal themselves, they'll eventually get outed in that thread that does it mathematically.  I forget where that thread is, so I can't link to it at the moment.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4523027.0

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January 05, 2019, 08:35:37 AM
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That parsimonious old bugger Jet Cash didn't get a source increase. Serves him right for not being active in his Fit to Talk English project, and for moaning about the poor post quality here.

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January 05, 2019, 10:24:19 AM
Last edit: January 06, 2019, 12:46:40 PM by LoyceV
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The number of merits sent per month has declined to 15k, while merit sources alone should be sending out 22k.
I would like to see how many Source Merits are sent each month. @theymos: can you show data on that?
The remainder is either airdropped, or created by "trickle-down" Merit distribution.

Plus I wouldn't mind reading some comments from other merit sources about how their monthly allocation is going.  I think Jet Cash said in a thread a few days ago that he had something like 100 sMerits or more, and I've never had anywhere near that amount.
I've had "my own" sMerit stach >300 for months. Since a few months, I've been trying to keep my Source supply as close to 0 as possible, and started using my own stash.
Then this happened:
In the past week, I merited 50 different posts on 1 day, and finally made a dent in "my own" sMerit stash. This morning I woke up to see my Source Merit trippled doubled. I can only assume theymos keeps taps, this increase came after being a source for 8 months.
My initial plan was to ask for a source increase once I'm out completely, but it didn't come to that.

Now I'm going to keep an eye on LoyceV's thread and see if there are any newbies with good posts
My thread has no shortage of people wanting to Merit posts, but doesn't have a single link to a good post. I guess it once again shows that merit isn't scarce. Good posts are.

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January 05, 2019, 11:13:37 AM
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In the past week, I merited 50 different posts on 1 day, and finally made a dent in "my own" sMerit stash. This morning I woke up to see my Source Merit trippled. I can only assume theymos keeps taps, this increase came after being a source for 8 months.

It's to be expected that different sources will require different amounts, and it's good to know that once you show you are consistently using up your supply (responsibly), you will be given more. It sounds like along with creating the 3 new sources (or more, if some were removed, who knows!?), he's increased supply for the people who need it and decreased supply for the people who don't.


My thread has no shortage of people wanting to Merit posts, but doesn't have a single link to a good post. I guess it once again shows that merit isn't scarce. Good posts are.

As I mentioned on my source application, while there are more "good" posts by newbies than I was expecting, unmerited ones are hard to find, and I had to spend quite some time actively looking for these posts. Hopefully once word of your thread spreads, these good posts will find us, rather than vice versa.

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January 05, 2019, 12:00:49 PM
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Also there are now 123 merit sources. I wonder who got the honors.
O-e-l-e-o is one of them https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5093287.0
And his application was approved speedily,it shows things are rather moving up quickly in here(2019 hasn't started bad at all Grin) and also the fact that his posts are all quality and he sure will be able to judge which post is worth some merits.
Holy shit, yes I did!  Thank you, Theymos, I appreciate it.  I got your PM and suchmoon's, and I'm assuming there's been some more sMerits put into circulation, and that's great.
Now there would be less dearths of Smerits in your portfolio,as I can relate/understand how frustrating it is to come across merit worthy posts but not having the Smerits to splash out.

But on a second thought, judging by your spending rate,i don't think it'll be long before you complain about a shortfall again Grin

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January 05, 2019, 12:26:01 PM
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I have no idea when this happened, but someone must have been high af when they decided to make me a merit source Cheesy

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January 05, 2019, 12:49:17 PM
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@the parmacist, you are probably better off sending him a pm...

The title is a bit misleading, I doubt he'll publicly post here anyway and not just send a pm to grant more merits.

I think tennexing what every merit sources has might be interesting and just tell then to give as many times as before but with ten times the amount.

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